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Equity Crowdfunding Platform Republic Announces $36 Million Round

Equity crowdfunding platform Republic has just announced that it's raised $36 million in its latest funding round. The Series A was led by Galaxy Interactive while Tribe Capital, Motley Fool Ventures, and Broadhaven Ventures also participated. With the new round, Republic has now raised more than $70 million since its founding in 2016. Republic's platform...

Eco Raises $26 Million in Latest Investment Round

With cryptocurrencies and blockchain continuing their march into the mainstream, venture capitalists are taking notice of startups utilizing these technologies in new and interesting ways. Recent weeks and months have brought a flurry of investments to their firms. The latest in this line is Eco, which has just revealed an...

BlockFi Announces $350 Million Funding Round

With Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies continuing to show strength, FinTechs that make such assets more accessible or who utilize them in interesting ways are seeing impressive growth as well. In turn, recent weeks have brought significant investments to such firms. The latest example of this trend is BlockFi, which just...

Bitcoin Investment Strategies Firm NYDIG Raises $200 Million

With the cryptocurrency market continuing to grow, another FinTech that specializes in the space is seeing a major investment. This week, NYDIG announced that it had raised $200 million in investments from strategic partners. Described as a "growth capital round," the raise was led by Stone Ridge Holdings Group, Morgan...

American FinTech Council Forms to Highlight Financial Inclusion, Transparency

As various financial technologies have grown in recent years, so has regulatory scrutiny. What's more, among several well-intentioned startups, some bad actors have given the online lending and greater FinTech industries bad names at times. To combat this, some companies have banded together in order to help influence any regulations...

Varo Bank Debuts Credit-Building Varo Believe Program

Among the numerous trends observed across the FinTech industry in recent years, one of the most impactful has involved credit. From creating lending solutions that rely less on traditional credit scores to introducing new ways for consumers to improve their credit standing, several startups are doing what they can to...

Upcoming BlockFi Credit Card Announces Additional Crypto Benefits

Late last year, BlockFi garnered headlines when it opened the waitlist for its Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card. At the time, the company announced that the BlockFi Credit Card would offer 1.5% cashback (paid out in the form of Bitcoin) on everything they buy in addition to a one-time Bitcoin bonus...